To Our Patients —


“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end “

Jiddu Krishnamurti


Since opening in February 2009, we have had the privilege of caring for nearly 30,000 patients at our small clinic. It has been an incredible journey for us, providing care for those not only from the local community, but also from all over Japan and many other nations, encompassing a variety of cultures and backgrounds. The diversity of our patients and their needs provided us with a sense of purpose and responsibility, which helped sustain us in our daily work. We are eternally grateful for this.


Following long and careful consideration, however, we have determined that it is now time to move on.


Primary Care Tokyo will therefore be closing its doors on March 23, 2019.


While we understand that this will initially lead to significant inconvenience for many of our patients, we are confident that there are many other practitioners in this city that will be able to provide the necessary ongoing care. We will do our best to ensure that any such transitions will occur as smoothly as possible. Please see here for a list of possible clinics/hospitals for your consideration.


Once again, we thank you for trusting us with your healthcare needs for the past 10 years.


We wish everyone continued health, happiness and peace.



Joe Kurosu, M.D. & Staff

Primary Care Tokyo